#ActiveApril Health & Wellness

#ActiveApril Week 2

April 6, 2019

Well we made it through Week 1 and I was motivated and inspired by all of you who are taking part in #ActiveApril. The focus during my Facebook Live Videos was on learning the benefits of exercise, how Food Diaries can help and also strategies for overcoming Emotional Eating.

I also shared My Story on How I Regained My Fitness After 50 It wasn’t easy to share as I think we always feel vulnerable opening up about our life but I certainly appreciated your positive response and comments. I’ve been there. I’ve experienced the same struggles as you are but I’m here to support you all the way!

This week I’ll be introducing you to my first guest discussing how they keep active and feel alive After 50. I’ll also be putting the focus on our Midlife Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Let’s get ready for #ActiveApril Week 2

I will also be adding reminders to the Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond – Let’s Thrive Facebook Group to guide you.

Week 2 – The Plan

BODY

#ACTIVEAPRIL WEEKLY WORKOUT

REMEMBER: Check with your doctor if you haven’t exercised for a while and get the OK to start. I am not a professional but a guide to support you.

Strong Healthy Women Video – I Am WILLING You will need some handweights for some of the videos

EATING

Review your Food Diary. What are your thoughts? Can you make some changes to what you are eating, why you are eating and when you are eating? In the coming weeks I will be putting the focus on food and making healthier food choices.

MIND

Daily Mental Exercise – 20 minutes for puzzles, crosswords or anything that makes you think. Weeks 1 – 4

SPIRIT

Daily Spiritual Connection – 10 – 20 minutes to reflect, pray, meditate or journal Weeks 1 – 4

HYDRATION

Drink Water – CLICK HERE FOR THE STRONG HEALTH WOMAN WATER CHEAT SHEET

Other Resources

Weekly Planner

Complete the Workout sheet for five days, including physical, mental and spiritual activity. Don’t forget to record your wins and don’t be ashamed to record your struggles. Click HERE to download your worksheet.

Warm Up Exercise Examples CLICK HERE

Stretching Examples CLICK HERE

Exercising your Brain – Need some ideas for puzzles, crosswords? CLICK HERE

Spiritual Connection – I’ve provided a link with several Mindfulness Apps you could try. CLICK HERE

Yoga – I love Yoga with Adriene. I follow her on YouTube and do my practice at home. CLICK HERE

Don’t forget to check into the Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond Facebook Group each Friday. If you aren’t on social media, just leave a comment on the Weekly Planning post.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt April 6, 2019 at 07:50

    Great reminders, Sue! I had my yoga class today (missed two weeks due to travel and illness) and it felt good. If the rain stops, I might get to walk my dogs!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 7, 2019 at 08:25

      I’ve had a cold the last couple of days Terri and I’ve missed being active. We do have to listen to our bodies though for the long term. Hope you get to walk the dogs because that is a very pleasant way to keep fit. Have a great week! xx

  • Reply Leslie Susan Clingan April 6, 2019 at 11:39

    Thanks for the links to the great resources. I really need to work my brain!! Seems like it is turning to mush lately.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 7, 2019 at 08:22

      You have had so much going on in your life Leslie no wonder your brain feels like mush! You need to take care of yourself and take some ME time whenever you can grab it. Sending hugs from Australia! xx

  • Reply Retirement Reflections April 6, 2019 at 12:50

    Thank you for these wonderful reminders, Sue. Today I went to yoga, a gym class and walked to and from all of my errands (about 2 hours of walking in total). I connected with good friends who I had been meaning to invite over for awhile now. Richard and I have been eating super healthy meals….but I definitely need to work on my water intake. Thank yo for the cheat sheet!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 7, 2019 at 08:21

      Good for you, Donna! I’ve come down with a cold so took it easy today as I need to listen to my body. Sounds like you are VERY ACTIVE but doesn’t it make you feel great? Water is hard to remember and now it is getting cooler here it is even harder. Glad you liked the Cheat Sheet! x

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au April 8, 2019 at 11:23

    Hi Sue – thanks for the continuing inspiration. My daughter, SIL, and now my DIL too are all following the Keto eating plan. I’m not sure it’s ideal, but it definitely has the benefit of cutting out the carb snacks that we can all be guilty of sneaking in without realizing how many calories they’re adding. My daughter has lost the 10kg she’s been battling for a few years and is looking great. I don’t think I’ll be adopting the diet, but I’m definitely trying to be more mindful of the sugar and carbs I’m eating and I must remember to drink more water!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 8, 2019 at 11:57

      Thanks Leanne and great news re your daughter, she must be feeling much healthier. I’m not sure about the Keto but sometimes we do what we think is right for us. As long as we make healthier food choices I think that is enough especially when you add in the exercise as well. Drinking water is much harder in Winter, isn’t it? We do need to keep hydrated though so maybe we need to set an alarm to remind us when to drink 🙂

  • Reply Miriam April 8, 2019 at 20:22

    Another wonderful post Sue with lots of great reminders on the importance of eating well and living with active intent. It’s always good to take stock of where we’re at. Thank you! xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2019 at 08:24

      I’m enjoying the feedback from the FB Group and it also keeps me on track and motivated to set an example. x

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